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Malvern Star the Cycle of Opperman

Malvern Star the Cycle of Opperman

Malvern Star collection
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Advertising posters
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United Kingdom
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Sir Hubert F. Opperman
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1934
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Smith's Weekly - Viscount Churchill Warns Australia and New Zealand in Special Article..., 1936

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Robbie Swan collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Smith's Weekly
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1936
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P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters and small parcels

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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The Animals that Noah Forgot...

The Animals that Noah Forgot...

Healesville Travel Poster collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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W M Houston, Government Printer, Melbourne
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1953
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Colour display card illustrated with a kookaburra, titled, 'Pre-stamped envelopes. All they need is an address...'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Poster advertising a boxing match between Graeme Brooke and Rex Cannon, Melbourne Town Hall

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 17
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Graeme Brooke
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1970
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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Poster advertising 'To Western Australia by Trans-Australian Railway'

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 6
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Advertising posters
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Mundaring Weir, Mundaring, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Trans-Australian Railway
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display boxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Telephones
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United States of America
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Telephone and Radio Corporation
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1948
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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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1980
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Get Ready for the First Victory Loan Make an Advance Subscription Now

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11
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Advertising posters
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Australia
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War Loans and National Savings Campaigns
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1944
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Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1870
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Smith's Weekly - Viscount Churchill Warns Australia and New Zealand in Special Article..., 1936

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Robbie Swan collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Smith's Weekly
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1936
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Poster advertising a boxing match between Graeme Brooke and Juan, Melbourne Town Hall

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 17
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Graeme Brooke
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1970
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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spelling

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Transfers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Smith's Weekly - Armistice Number, Facsimile of Historic Cease Fire Order..., 1936

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Robbie Swan collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Smith's Weekly
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1936
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Metal inkwell that has a sculpted kangaroo with a joey in its pouch next to an inkpot shaped like a rock.

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Terence Lane collection
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Inkwells
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1900
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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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'Life. Be in it' Come 'n try Gardening poster

'Life. Be in it' Come 'n try Gardening poster

Ivy Lovric collection
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Advertising posters
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Alex Stitt Mr
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1988
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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display boxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1988
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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air M...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1929
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Sterling silver inkwell with felt on the base

Sterling silver inkwell with felt on the base

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Inkwells
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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1922
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New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron post box

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Triggs & Marr, Sydney
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1870
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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display boxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1982
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Poster advertising Regular Milk Australia's first 200 years on one litre whole milk cartons

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ACT Milk Authority collection
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Advertising posters
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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ACT Milk Authority
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1987
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Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds of Australia ...'

Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Mobiles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1920
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Gifts That Last War Saving Certificates

Gifts That Last War Saving Certificates

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11
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Advertising posters
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Australia
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War Loans and National Savings Campaigns
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1939
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Smith's Weekly - Armistice Number, Facsimile of Historic Cease Fire Order..., 1936

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Robbie Swan collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Smith's Weekly
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1936
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Boxing match advertising poster between Guiseppe Agate and Lionel Rose, 13 November 1975

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 17
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Lionel Rose
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1975
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Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Red metal post box on four legs

Red metal post box on four legs

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1930
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The Canberra Times - Garbage: End in Sight, 1986

The Canberra Times - Garbage: End in Sight, 1986

Robbie Swan collection
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Advertising posters
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Canberra Times
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1986
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1948
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King Wally quits, 1991

King Wally quits, 1991

Robbie Swan collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Daily Telegraph Mirror
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1991
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Cut-glass inkwell

Cut-glass inkwell

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Inkwells
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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising signs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia
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1913
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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Aust...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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1959
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Boxing match advertising poster between Tony Mundine and Maile Haumona

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 17
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Lionel Rose
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1977
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Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers on mail'

Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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The Daily Telegraph - Church Lashes Suicide Couple, 1986

The Daily Telegraph - Church Lashes Suicide Couple, 1986

Robbie Swan collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Daily Telegraph (Australia)
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1986
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See the heart of the continent

See the heart of the continent

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 1
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Advertising posters
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Percy Trompf
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1930
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Poster - Aquabike Hire A World Wide Success Story

Poster - Aquabike Hire A World Wide Success Story

Benassi Family collection
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Advertising posters
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Fyshwick, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aquabike International Pty Ltd
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1989
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1994
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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spelling

Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spe...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Transfers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Life. Be in it poster: Every little bit helps!

Life. Be in it poster: Every little bit helps!

Alex and Paddy Stitt collection
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Advertising posters
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Poster titled 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : the telephone'

Poster titled 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display boxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1982
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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular plate with rounded edges

Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular pla...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Balances
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'A.R.M Tools' poster - Austral Railway Models

'A.R.M Tools' poster - Austral Railway Models

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Advertising posters
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Smith's Weekly - Exclusive, Pankhurst Completes Thrilling Voyage Over 2000 Miles in 16 Foot Launch, 1936

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Robbie Swan collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Smith's Weekly
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1936
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